About Whittier Farms
Stewardship & Sustainability
5 Generations - 500 Acres - One Lasting Commitment
It's been nearly 75 years since our great-grandfather Harold and his brother Robert purchased their first Holstein cows. With their father, Harold and Robert rooted our family in dairy and began transforming a typical New England family farmstead into a business. Today, we're proud to be owned and operated by the fourth and fifth generations. We focus on sustainability and viability as stewards of the land and animals. Our commitment to keeping agriculture alive and well is not just for today but for tomorrow and generations to come.
Our 500 acres spans two overlooking hills dominating the landscape of West Sutton. In 2010, we solidified our commitment to the land through the Massachusetts Agriculture Protection Restriction(APR) Program. Through the program, 380 acres is protected forever as production agriculture and can never be developed for houses or shopping malls. We crop the land each year encouraged to preserve and care for our little piece of New England countryside in every way we can.
In 2014, we strengthened our environmental sustainability commitment with the completion of our 150,000 watt solar array. The solar panels offset approximately 80-85% of our total electricity consumption at the farm. We are exploring ways to improve to 100% eco-friendly power in the coming years as well recognizing that it does take lots of electricity to keep our farm running. The solar is installed near our farm store on previously unproductive land which means we didn't lose any crop land to go solar!
Today, our farm is very diversified and we're always changing with the season. Our farm store is the welcoming point of our farm for the public and we invite you to visit as we're open daily, year-round.